Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Pumpkin AleIron Hill Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States
ironhillbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Thorpe429 on 11-04-2010

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Ratings:
57
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of TimberSwanson
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N8dogg44
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raycoll
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2016-09-23 in Lancaster, PA at the brew pub.

Saturated with pumpkin pie spices layered on a nice base beer.

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Photo of reizorc
4.6/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zekeman17
2.96/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I always find it amusing when my (usually) local, in-person trader, tone77, beats me to the punch. It is indicative of a) the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody & b) the beer backlog in general. He turned into a snowbird in 2014-'15 & did the same thing in 2015-'16 so I am hoping to get caught up before his return.

From the CAN: "Pumpkin Ale: Medium-bodied copper ale, malty sweet with a balancing bitterness. Spiced with traditional pumpkin pie spices and vanilla instead of finishing hops. OG: 1.055; Color: 18; IBU: 30; Alc. 5.5% by Vol."

Before you begin to fret that an approved pic is not in place, rest assured that I have a very photogenic CAN standing by to be recorded for posterity. In the meantime, enough! We drink!

The Crack! offered some resistance and when it let go, it did so with some foaming through the vent that required an immediate Glug. I wound up with three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with great retention as the result of my quick-thinking & action! I may be awarded the Medal of Gluggery as a result. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Please note that I record SRM while their measurement appears to be degrees Lovibond. Nose was different than many Pumpkin Ales in that it held a perfuminess in terms of its spice. I was reminded of Speed Stick Spice Deodorant (now disCANtinued), which really smelled good on me. It smells pretty good on this beer, also. I CAN appreciate something that is not just the same-old, same-old run-of-the-mill. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was definitely of vanilla! I might not have guessed it on the nose, but on the tongue & in the mouth, there was no question! The finish allowed the spices to begin to come through, rendering it fairly dry. I would not characterize it as "semi-dry" as it was definitely dry, but not as dry as many spiced beers that I have reviewed. It CAN be a very fine line to have to walk/tread, but if the beer is saturated, or worse, oversaturated with spices, it is not at all to my taste. This was decent. Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

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Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A thanks goes out to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a copper/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by spices. Taste is also full of spice, lots of cinnamon, some nutmeg, subtle pumpkin in the background. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but there are many better pumpkin beers out there.

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Photo of JPowell712
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at the Media location last night. It is a great seasonal offering full of spices and great roasted pumpkin flavor. It really tasted extremely fresh and went well as an after dinner beer. I think everything they do is above par.

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Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDAGZ84
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micropale
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of KTCamm
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11/29...Good pumpkin ale on its way out as the season closes. Medium dark copper colored with some white foam. Clean taste, pumpkin, and applicable spices. Good body, not overly sweet. Tasty.

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Photo of Breezie1780
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of TimeBandit
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

(Draft at Maple Shade location) Not overly sweet or overly spiced. Enjoyable, but not one that stands out among all of the pumpkin beers out there during this season.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of GreenMind
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of cdtoffers
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Sellen
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
3.74 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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